Denmark in figures 2014 - page 4

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Area and climate
Denmark is a small country compared to its closest
neighbours. Sweden are ten times and Germany eight
times larger than Denmark, which has an area of
about 43,000 km2. On the other hand, Denmark has
a coastline that is extraordinary given the size of the
country. Denmark has a coastline of more than 7,300
km, corresponding to almost 1.5 metres of coast per
inhabitant. It’s actually more than the Swedes, who
in spite of a vast territory, have only slightly more
than 1 meter per inhabitant.
Another characteristic of Denmark’s geography is the
many islands. The largest islands are, in the order
mentioned, Zealand, Vendsyssel-Thy, Funen, Lolland
and Bornholm. Jutland (incl. Vendsyssel-Thy) make
up 69 per cent of Denmark’s total area.
The average annual temperature ranges from -1 °C in
February to 17 °C in July. There are large variations
compared with the average temperature. The coldest
day in more than 100 years was on a January day in
1982 with a temperature of minus 31 °C. The hottest
day was on an August day in 1975 with a temperature
of 36 °C.
Temperatures and precipitation in Denmark
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
-6
-2
2
6
10
14
18
22
Jan.
Feb. Mar.
Apr.
May Jun.
Jul.
Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
°C
Temperture av erage 1961-1990
Temperature 2013
Precipitation av erage 1961-1990
Precipitation 2013
mm
Geography
Unit
Facts
Population (1 January 2014)
persons
5 627 235
Population density
inhabitants per km²
130.5
Total area
km²
42 916
Coastline
km
7 314
Inhabited islands
number
391
Highest natural point
metre
170.86 (Møllehøj)
Largest lake
km²
39.7 (Arresø)
Longest river
km
176 (Gudenå)
Land use
Farming
per cent
66
Forests and moorland
-
16
Town, road and construction
-
10
Lakes, meadows and bogs
-
7
Geographical points
North
Skagen
South
Gedser
East
Christiansø
West
Blåvandshuk
THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK
Besides Denmark, the kingdom includes the self-
governing areas of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The ice-free part of Greenland is almost 10 times
larger than Denmark, while Denmark is 30 times
larger than the Faroe Islands.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
on average, a year has 121 days with
more than 1 mm of precipitation.
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